I like bermuda shorts (see here), but when I found these maternity bermudas on a Target clearance rack several weeks ago, I knew if I pulled the trigger on them that they’d be in for a little alteration.
The fit – a little notgreat and a lot awkward. Besides they did nothing for my twig legs and miniature calves…which I say with the greatest admiration for you lucky ones with curvy legs.
I figured that by shortening them just a tad, I might be able to up their appeal. So, first I figured out how short I wanted to go by rolling and unrolling to different lengths while they were on until I was satisfied. Then, I pulled out my measuring tape and measured the inseam, took them off, turned them inside-out, and made a little pen mark on each leg at my desired length, adding an inch and a half for a hem.
Then, for extra fraying protection (and not at all following any sewing rules so if this be wrong, well, sew me), I sewed a zig-zag stitch around the bottom of the shorts before folding the bottoms up an inch and a half and and sewing in a hem.
And then I went crazy and paired them with some tights, boots, and other fall/wintery gear because all the real fashionistas are doing that on Pinterest.
[Add a little overexposure and incorrect camera settings and call it a fashion shot.]
What do you think? Am I breaking every 2930 fashion rule in the book? Would you wear shorts with boots and tights? Maybe you would, but would you in public? I have yet to.